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BP disappointed in downstream performance

Feb 18, 2008 BP PLC is seeking to improve the financial performance of its refining and marketing assets, said BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward Feb. 5 while discussing companywide 2007 financial results.

SPECIAL REPORT: Global pipeline plans expand

Feb 18, 2008 Planned pipeline construction to be completed in 2008 rose by more than one-third from the previous year, driven by large crude oil transportation projects in both the US and Asia-Pacific.

Total reveals $19 billion capital budget for 2008

Feb 14, 2008 Total SA plans a $19 billion capital expenditure for this year, with refining and marketing accounting for $2.5 billion and petrochemicals $1.3 billion.

CERA: Refiners face change in liquids supply composition

Feb 14, 2008 The refining industry faces new reconfiguration and investment challenges to avoid shortages of diesel, heating oil, and jet fuel while minimizing the risk of a decline in refining capacity utilization, said officials of the Cambridge Energy Research Associates in Houston Feb. 13.

Total bows out of Rub al-Khali Saudi gas project

Feb 8, 2008 Total SA has confirmed its decision to withdraw from the South Rub al-Khali gas exploration project in the southern part of Saudi Arabia's "Empty Quarter." It will transfer to Royal Dutch Shell PLC and other partners in the venture, its 30% share after three dry wells. The decision was made following an assessment of the economic potential of the field.

BP disappointed in downstream earnings

Feb 7, 2008 BP PLC is seeking to improve the financial performance of its refining and marketing assets, said BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward Feb. 5 while discussing companywide 2007 financial results.

OGJ Newsletter

Jan 14, 2008

Systems approach improves start-ups

Jan 14, 2008 The systems approach to start-up helps reduce construction man-hours by eliminating duplication of effort, which is useful in itself.

SPECIAL REPORT: Oil market heading for surprises in ’08

Jan 7, 2008 This year the oil market will see a few surprises. Commodity price volatility will continue, but it will moderate, and prices will move lower.

Marathon lets contract for Detroit refinery expansion

Jan 4, 2008 Marathon let an integrated EPC contract to Fluor for its projected $1.9 billion expansion and upgrade of the company's Detroit, Mich., refinery.

SPECIAL REPORT: Global refining capacity increases slightly in 2007

Dec 24, 2007 Worldwide in 2007, the number of refineries remained stable, while global capacity increased slightly.

More politics, less energy

Dec 24, 2007 The US oil and gas industry can find little consolation in last week’s passage of energy legislation that could have been worse.

OGJ Newsletter

Dec 17, 2007

"A clear and present challenge"

Dec 14, 2007 From US Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman's prepared remarks at the dedication of Motiva Enterprises' refinery expansion groundbreaking on Dec. 10 at Port Arthur, Tex.

EnCana budgets $6.9 billion for 2008 plan

Dec 12, 2007 EnCana Corp. reported it has budgeted $6.9 billion for its 2008 capital spending plan, which is up about 13% from 2007.

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